Saxe-Altenburg was a former duchy, located in the state Thuringia in central Germany. In 1905, had the state an area of 1323 square kilometers and a population of 207,000, with that was it, one of the smallest of the German states. The capital city was Altenburg.

Created a separate duchy in 1603, it was ruled by an Ernestine line of the house of Wettin . In 1672, Saxe-Altenburg passed to the the dukes of Saxe-Gotha. From 1826 to 1918 it was again a separate duchy under the collateral line of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1920 it was incorporated into Thuringia.

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